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Norwegians are not "singing Danes"!
Thanks very much for the explanation. I think you can assume this is a very
local expression. I keep trying it on Norwegian colleagues in my office,
and outside, but the reaction so far is universally unfavourable.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sinclair" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: Norwegians "singing Danes"?
> I learned the expression for Niels Laughersen, an Danish engineer married
> a Norwegian lass named Liv. Kenneth Lungren of BNE Swede Bank told me in
> 1991 that the reason he called the people 'singing Danes' was the cadence
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